Do powders ever "expire"?
Hello! Yes they do… all makeup has an “expiration date”, and it is based off of the day you first opened it. All makeup has a symbol on it that will tell you how many months after opening that it will still be fine to use, at it looks like this:
(12m stands for 12 months) If you can’t find this symbol on your makeup packaging, then it was probably on the original box it came in.
Powder generally lasts longer than cream products, and most will last “18 months” after opening. If you use any product with your fingers or don’t sanitize it regularly, then it will probably go bad before that date.
If your makeup ever turns a different color or starts to smell funny, it is probably no longer good to use on your face, because it has become dirty and/or the active ingredients are no longer working and/or bacteria has decided that your makeup is a really nice place to live.
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